Namesake honored at crisis center auction
The Lakes Crisis & Resource Center recently hosted the first of what is intended to be an annual event, an Old Fashion Charity Auction, to raise funds to support the programs and services provided by LCRC and Mary's Place Shelter.
The Lakes Crisis & Resource Center recently hosted the first of what is intended to be an annual event, an Old Fashion Charity Auction, to raise funds to support the programs and services provided by LCRC and Mary’s Place Shelter.
The event was held on Aug. 16 in the Kent Freeman Arena with Bachmann Auctioneers.
The auction bill was comprised solely of items donated by individuals and businesses from the local and surrounding communities. The auction committee and LCRC staff are grateful to all who donated towards and attended the auction making it a successful fundraiser.
During the auction, Jan Logan, executive director, honored Mary Newman. Mary is the namesake and lead donor in the building of Mary’s Place, which opened in August of 2011.
“Because of Mary’s unselfish desire to help abused women and their children, Mary’s Place was opened,” Logan said. “The shelter you created has provided safety, hope, and healing to over 500 women and children since the fall of 2011. Unfortunately, we are filled to capacity 95 percent of the time.
“Mary, you are an unbelievably strong, determined woman with incredible business sense. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, guidance and financial generosity in making our domestic violence shelter a reality.
“It is because of you that the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center can provide this safe haven for abused women and their children in our community. We thank you for everything you have done and continue to do. You are an inspiration to us all!”